Timeline: day 164 of Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression
Today is August 6. russia's military attack on Ukraine has been going on for 164 days. We're reporting on the current news. The article will be updated.
What about today?
In total, 8 warehouses of russian troops and 2 bases in the Donetsk region, Kherson region and Zaporizhzhia were destroyed during the day.
In the Donetsk direction, russian troops are conducting an offensive operation, the main efforts are concentrated in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. The Armed Forces are expanding the bridgehead for the offensive in the Kherson region. This was announced by Major General Dmytro Marchenko, who was in charge of the defense of Mykolaiv.
The officer emphasized that Ukraine needs three times more artillery and aircraft on the southern front than it currently has to effectively advance on the offensive.
According to him, all small successes in the capture of individual villages in the Kherson region create the foundation for a major attack.
Russia's war with Ukraine is about to enter a new phase when the fiercest fighting shifts to a front line approximately 350 km long, stretching southwest from Zaporizhzhia to Kherson, parallel to the Dnipro River, British intelligence reports.
Yesterday, the occupiers shelled the Zaporizhia NPP twice, creating an extremely risky situation for the whole of Europe, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address: "Any shelling of this facility is a blatant and brazen crime, an act of terror. Russia must respond to the very fact of creating a threat to the nuclear power plant. And this is not only another argument in favor of recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
This is an argument in favor of applying tough sanctions against the entire Russian nuclear industry — from Rosatom to all related companies and individuals. This is a purely security issue. "The one who creates nuclear threats to other nations is definitely not capable of using nuclear technologies safely," Zelensky emphasized.
A large drone from russia is now landed in Ukriane.
The 4th power unit of the Zaporizhzhya NPP has been disconnected from the power system, — the head of the Zaporizhzhia OVA Oleksandr Starukh.
Yesterday evening, the Russian shelling was carried out by the main line that transports hydrogen to the ZNPP. A fire broke out. Also, due to damage to power lines, the 4th power unit of the station was disconnected from the power system and transferred to the reserve.
The Russian occupiers could mine the Zaporizhzhya NPP, The Insider writes. The publication has a video in which trucks and military equipment of the Rashists drive into the territory of the NPP in Energodar. According to another source, there are about 500 Russian soldiers and military equipment on the territory of the station.
Who's coming to Ukraine?
On financial and information aid, weapons and politicians
The United States plans to give Ukraine an additional $1 billion military aid package, Reuters reports. The package is expected to be announced on Monday and will include munitions for the HIMARS MLRS and the NASAMS air defense system, as well as 50 M113 armored personnel carriers.